Pertec Tape Drive Interface Musings

Jon Elson elson at
Mon Aug 3 20:41:33 CDT 2015

On 08/03/2015 03:40 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 6/10/15 8:17 AM, Jon Elson wrote:
>> I got a Pertec key to tape system surplus, and created a 
>> mostly software interface with very minimal hardware to 
>> read and write tapes on my S-100 Z-80 system.
> XL-40?
The system I had was, I'm pretty sure, made by Pertec.  I 
still have the manuals for it, and curiously they don't list 
ANY manufacturer in the title block.  It was a really small 
thing, about 19 inches wide and 12 inches tall, with a 
fairly stock spring-arm 9 track drive with 7" tape reels.

I couldn't find the listing on eBay.


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